Catherine Woulfe is an Auckland-based journalist
Defects are 'currently underdiagnosed and may consequently be left untreated at a staggering rate', says one of a number of experts calling for more information to be provided to women.
The key questions and answers around c-sections, scarring and the fertility impact.
For a select few women, this could be the difference between a baby, and not. I'll say it again: c-sections can cause infertility.